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Pavé Seed Pearl and Diamond Heart Brooch

$12,500

This classic Edwardian heart brooch is a study in whites, with its pavé-set surface of natural seed pearls, their silky luster and subtle pink iridescence creating an intriguing contrast with the center-set chunky old mine-cut diamond that blazes with white light and fire. Wear close to the heart as a brooch, or on a delicate chain or ribbon, with the option to suspend a favorite charm, gem or pendant watch from its tip.

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Country: England
Circa: 1900s
Size: 1” length, 0.875” width
Materials: Old mine-cut diamond (weighing approximately 1.25 carats); Natural split seed pearls; 15K Gold; Platinum; Retractable bail; Lower hook for pendant watch or charm
Literature: A discussion of heart-shaped jewels can be found in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and Hudson, London, 1993

The pale pearls and colorless diamonds used in delicate Edwardian jewels beautifully complemented the pastel, flowing fabrics of the era.
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